Family Heart Health

When it comes to heart health, you’re never too young or too old to start making healthier choices. Making these changes as a family can help to create good habits early and lead to healthier lifestyle choices later on in life.

Marijuana and Heart Health

Not too long ago, marijuana as a part of healthcare wasn’t just unbelievable, it was illegal. As marijuana (or cannabis) has been gradually legalized in different states, public opinion has shifted, and its use is being increasingly tolerated across a variety of communities.

Humor and Health

Stop us if you’ve heard this one. Three people walk into a bar and the fourth one ducks.

If that made you laugh, you’re welcome. If it didn’t, well you might want to learn to at least appreciate a joke — because laughter is more than a nice diversion; it has actual health benefits. From mental health to physical health, a chuckle here and a chortle there can help make you feel better inside and out.

Which BP Monitor is Right for Me – Wrist or Upper Arm?

Blood pressure monitoring is something many leave to the professionals, but for those with hypertension (about 46% of adults), that may not be an option.  With so many home blood pressure monitors to choose from, though, it can be a bit overwhelming to find a dependable and accurate home blood pressure monitor.

Heart Health for Her

Women do a lot to take care of everyone else, which is why their own health sometimes takes a backseat. This is just one of the reasons why there’s a fair amount of confusion and misinformation surrounding women’s heart health.

One common misconception is that high blood pressure is more common in men, but close to half of adults with hypertension are women. In fact, women over 65 are more likely to have high blood pressure than men.

Love and Heart Health

As many a singer and poet has proclaimed – love is a powerful thing. It can break hearts (figuratively), but it can also make them stronger (literally). Yes, you read that right. Love can actually strengthen your heart.

Cold Weather Exercise

Winter makes most of us want to crawl under the covers and not come out till spring. And if that’s not you, no one wants to hear about it. We hope you’re enjoying your carefree life in Tahiti.

For the rest of us, exercising in the winter months can not only be a struggle, it can seem impossible. Unfortunately, it’s necessary if you want to stay healthy. You know that regular exercise is good for your heart and overall health, or you should. The American Heart Association recommends 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity. That’s just over 20 minutes a day.

What is Clinical Validation?

In November of last year, the American Heart Association (AHA), redefined high blood pressure: the new parameters now reflect hypertension to be a reading of 130 over 80, down from 140 over 90. 

2018 in Review

As another year comes to a close, we thought it’d be nice to take a look back at where we’d been.  It felt busy at the time, but just these highlights drive home why it felt like time was flying!

We’d also like to take this time to wish happy holidays to all of our fantastic customers and partners, not to mention our dedicated team that makes all these realities come to life.

Read on to see some of 2018’s highlights.

10 Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

When it comes to a heart-healthy, blood pressure friendly diet there’s a lot of “no.” No red meat, no salt, no sweets—It’s enough to send your stress levels through the roof (which is also bad for your blood pressure).

The bad news is there’s no single secret of how to lower blood pressure to a healthy level, which according to the American Heart Association is less than 120/80 mm Hg.  The good news is that the dietary path to a healthier heart has a whole lot of “yes.”